19-year-old transformer vandal electrocuted in Enugu

One Nwode Sunday has been electrocuted while vandalising electric cables in a transformer belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

The public relations officer of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a press release issued on Friday.

According to the state police spokesperson, the 19-year-old deceased, whose body was found very early in the morning at Ngwo Camp 2, Coal Camp, was later confirmed dead at the hospital.

It read, “A 19-year-old suspected transformer vandal, identified as Nwode Sunday “m”, of Ngwo Camp 2, Coal Camp, Enugu, has been electrocuted while vandalising electrical cables in an Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) transformer at the same location, in the early morning hours of today, June 28, 2024.”

Mr Ndukwe said, “The lifeless body of the suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead, and the corpse was deposited in the mortuary for preservation and further investigative actions.”

He said the Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu, warned those “involved in such criminal acts to turn over a new leaf to avoid facing the full weight of the law or suffering a similar unfortunate fate as the suspect at issue.”